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The prevalence of opioid addiction and overdose risks is prompting states to review school medication administration policies and procedures. State boards of education have a long history of establishing policies to govern safe medication administration, but as new and potentially controversial school health emergencies arise, state boards will need to nimbly amend and expand school emergency medication policies. This policy update highlights states that have recently acted.


Addiction Trends Require States to Change School Medication Policies



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